Teaser Tuesdays – February 10, 2015


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

The hunt is on for scholar Sylvestre Bonnard in this classic French novel from 1881. A member of the Académie Française, France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921.

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
by Anatole France


“And why,” I asked myself, “why should I have learned that this precious book exists, if I am never to possess it–never even to see it? I would go to seek it in the burning heart of Africa, or in the icy regions of the Pole if I knew it were there.

I’m reading the English translation from Project Gutenberg (free here), but was fascinated by the Romanian cover shown above.

Also see Sylvestre Bonnard, Bibliophile.

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What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us? Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.


25 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – February 10, 2015

  1. Oh, I might have to borrow that quite for a Wordsmitten Wednesday post – it expresses exactly how I feel about out of print and rare books!

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  2. Oh gosh! What a wonderful quote! I’ll definitely be hitting up Project Gutenberg soon! Books about books (at least partially) hit me in almost all of my happy places 😉

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  3. Intriguing excerpt…and great cover! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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  4. ljennison says:

    It’s not something that I would normally pick up, but you make it sound good! Thanks for coming by
    My Teaser

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    • Dagny says:

      It’s written in journal form which suits me perfectly since I like first person narrative. Best part, it’s free to check out for anyone who might be interested.

      Thanks for coming by to comment and leave your link. Yours sounds interesting too.

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  5. sennalyn says:

    That’s a great teaser! I love classics!

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  6. What a brilliant teaser and Project Gutenberg really is a fantastic resource. I do hope you are enjoying this one. Thanks for visiting my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesday-february-10/

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks, Cleo. Early in the book, I laughed when his housekeeper remarked that he had thousands and thousands of books and that she had only two and they were enough for her. Guess she didn’t like dusting them, lol.

      I agree about Project Gutenberg. Wonderful for fans of older books. Thanks for coming by to comment and for leaving your link for everyone.


  7. Eustacia Tan says:

    Oooh, sounds good! And it’s free on Project Gutenberg!

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  8. atothewr says:

    Not really my style of reading, but that tease really caught my attention.

    Here’s mine: http://awrenfro.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesday-the-shining-by-stephen-king-part-2/

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  9. Laura Thomas says:

    Now that’s a love of books! Such an amazing quote!And the cover is fascinating.

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesdays-101-night-carnival/

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  10. Juli Rahel says:

    After that teaser I am definitely heading straight to Gutenberg to download this book! Wow, way to capture how book-lovers feel about new releases! Thanks for introducing me to this one and that cover is indeed stunning. Thanks for dropping by yesterday 🙂 I hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks, Juli, hope your week is going great also. I see you enjoy classics, PG is such a wonderful resource for fans of older books. They’ve saved me a lot of money over the twenty years I’ve been reading their ebooks. I read on my computer for years before I bought my ebook reader.


  11. Intriguing! And yea, the book cover is really impressive 🙂
    I’m re-reading Only Time Will Tell (Clifton Chronicles #1) as I really really love it 😀
    Hoping to catch-up Mr. Standfast soon!
    Have a great week Dagny!
    Happy Reading 🙂

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